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Angler’s Coffee and Bonefish & Tarpon Trust have brewed up something special for conservation-minded anglers! Just in time for tarpon season, Angler’s Coffee is releasing a delicious medium-dark roast blend with a percentage of the proceeds supporting BTT’s science-based conservation efforts. Each bag of premium coffee beans comes with a limited edition Miir Flip Traveler […]

Bahamian conservation leader Rashema Ingraham has been appointed as Caribbean Program Director for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust. Ingraham has served for the past eight years as Executive Director of Waterkeepers Bahamas (WKB), where she distinguished herself as an effective leader, accomplished conservation advocate, incisive communicator, educator, and community organizer. During her tenure, she co-founded the […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) and Floyd Skiff Co have announced the launch of “The Florida Boat” Sweepstakes in partnership with Yamaha Rightwaters, SIMMS, Sage, YETI, COSTA, Unmatched Marine, Marquesa Marine, Magic Tilt Trailers, and Raymarine. Part of BTT’s Win Back Our Water campaign, the promotion will run from May 3 to August 15, 2024, […]

Recently published research from scientists at Texas A&M, partly funded by Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, provides information important for the management of juvenile tarpon habitats in Texas, and builds on our understanding of adult tarpon migrations. Juvenile Tarpon in Texas The study analyzed decades of data from the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department sampling program, […]

Belize recognized the importance of the flats fishery to its economy and culture by making bonefish, tarpon, and permit catch-and-release only in 2009. Although the Yucatán Peninsula region of Mexico also has an important and well-known flats fishery, bonefish, tarpon, and permit are not protected against harvest. The only protections in Mexico come from protected […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust thanks Governor Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature for continuing to prioritize our state’s natural resources. This year the Legislature: Unanimously passed Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s proposed update to the state’s stormwater rules and design criteria (SB 7040/HB 7053). These new rules were an outcome of the Clean Waterways Act […]

Global Rescue, the exclusive provider of evacuation and travel insurance services for Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, has renewed its support of BTT’s conservation programs as a Silver Corporate Partner. “Global Rescue values BTT’s mission to conserve valuable resources and through our partnership, we’re collaborating to ensure members can enjoy them safely and with confidence,” said […]

We are excited to welcome Texan Deighan Cherry to the BTT Youth Ambassador Program! At an early age Deighan learned to fish – and soon after fly fish – from her dad, and then began tying her own flies. Now in middle school, Deighan is an accomplished and well-rounded angler. Beyond the Texas coast, she […]

Bonefish & Tarpon Trust (BTT) and the Lower Keys Guides Association (LKGA) first received a report of fish in the Florida Keys exhibiting abnormal behavior, colloquially referred to as “the spins,” on November 7, 2023. Fish with the spins experience loss of equilibrium causing them to swim upside down in repeated circles, often following a […]

Every year, the angling community holds its collective breath as rising water levels in Lake Okeechobee trigger an all too predictable daisy chain of events. It begins with an announcement by the US Army Corps of Engineers that lake levels must be lowered, followed by high-volume discharges of tainted, nutrient-laden waters into the Caloosahatchee and […]

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